Tag: EC2

10 Steps for an Effective Reserved Instances Strategy

Jeff Hyatt
Jeff Hyatt
June 18, 2019

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers three different ways to pay for EC2 Instances: On-Demand, Reserved Instances, and Spot Instances. This article wil...

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  • EC2

AWS EC2 Instance Types Explained

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
April 1, 2019

Amazon Web Services’ resource offerings are constantly changing, and staying on top of their evolution can be a challenge. Elastic Cloud Compute (E...

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  • EC2

Two New EC2 Instance Types Announced at AWS re:Invent 2018 – Monday Night Live

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Andrew Larkin
November 28, 2018

The announcements at re:Invent just keep on coming! Let’s look at what benefits these two new EC2 instance types offer and how these two new instan...

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  • EC2
  • re:Invent 2018

Three Ways to Cut Your EC2 Costs with Hands-on Labs

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Logan Rakai
May 15, 2017

Moving to the cloud offers businesses many advantages over managing their own infrastructure. Cost savings is the primary benefit for companies tha...

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Two Long-Awaited New Features in AWS EC2

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Gerardo Santoveña
March 7, 2017

AWS has just added two cool new (and long-awaited) features to the EC2 API. The first feature is related to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM...

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  • EC2
  • IAM Best Practices

5 New Amazon EC2 Services and Features from 2015

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Chandan Patra
February 5, 2016

Amazon EC2 is the most popular service from Amazon Web Services and a great general AWS introduction. The team at AWS constantly improves its Amaz...

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SELinux: improve the security of your EC2 servers

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Eugene Teo
December 17, 2015

SELinux provides tools to more finely control the activities allowed to users, processes, and daemons to limit the potential damage from vulnerabil...

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  • AWS
  • EC2
  • Linux

Firewalld: improving security for your AWS EC2 server

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Eugene Teo
December 10, 2015

While AWS EC2 instances should be well protected by VPC security tools, you may still need to implement protection at the OS-level, and that means ...

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  • EC2

Server Security: Applying Security Updates to Your EC2 Instance

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Eugene Teo
November 24, 2015

Enhance the server security of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux EC2 instance by monitoring and applying system updates. This is the first part of our Se...

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  • EC2
  • Security

SystemTap: Provisioning an AWS EC2-Based Docker Instance

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Eugene Teo
September 24, 2015

In the first article in our SystemTap series, we learned how to install the powerful diagnostic tool, SystemTap, on an AWS EC2 instance and then wr...

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  • AWS
  • Docker
  • EC2

Popular Articles

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Andrew Larkin
— June 26, 2018

Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

If you want to deliver digital services of any kind, you’ll need to compute resources including CPU, memory, storage, and network connectivity. Which resources you choose for your delivery, cloud-based or local, is up to you. But you’ll definitely want to do your homework first. In this...

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Andrew Larkin
— June 6, 2019

The 11 AWS Certifications: Which is Right for You and Your Team?

As companies increasingly shift workloads to the public cloud, cloud computing has moved from a nice-to-have to a core competency in the enterprise. This shift requires a new set of skills to design, deploy, and manage applications in cloud computing. As the market leader and most ma...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— June 18, 2019

AWS Certification Practice Exam: What to Expect from Test Questions

If you’re building applications on the AWS cloud or looking to get started in cloud computing, certification is a way to build deep knowledge in key services unique to the AWS platform. AWS currently offers 11 certifications that cover major cloud roles including Solutions Architect, De...

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Albert Qian
Albert Qian
— October 18, 2018

Microservices Architecture: Advantages and Drawbacks

Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Microservices have become increasingly popular over the past few years. The modular architectural style,...

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Jeremy Cook
— November 10, 2018

S3 FTP: Build a Reliable and Inexpensive FTP Server Using Amazon’s S3

Is it possible to create an S3 FTP file backup/transfer solution, minimizing associated file storage and capacity planning administration headache? FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a fast and convenient way to transfer large files over the Internet. You might, at some point, have conf...

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John Chell
— June 13, 2019

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: A Study Guide

The AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification (or Sol Arch Associate for short) offers some clear benefits: Increases marketability to employers Provides solid credentials in a growing industry (with projected growth of as much as 70 percent in five years) Market anal...

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  • AWS Certifications
Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
— April 29, 2014

Prerequisites to Learn Cloud Computing – Introduction

Learn Cloud Computing: Basic Requirements Introduction What are the prerequisites and requirements to start learning Cloud Computing? This is the first article in a series to introduce our members to the Prerequisites to learning  Cloud Computing. This was a question I got a thousan...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Continuous Learning
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Michael Sheehy
— February 21, 2017

What Exactly is a Cloud Architect and How do You Become One?

Note from Editor: Readers can explore the latest trends in technical skills in demand for Cloud Architects using Cloud Roster™, the data-driven job role matrix updated weekly. One of the buzzwords surrounding the cloud that I am sure everyone reading this post has heard of is "Cloud ...

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  • AWS
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Nitheesh Poojary
— March 26, 2019

How DNS Works – the Domain Name System (Part One)

Before migrating domains to Amazon's Route53, we should first make sure we properly understand how DNS works While we'll get to AWS's Route53 Domain Name System (DNS) service in the second part of this series, I thought it would be helpful to first make sure that we properly understand...

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Stuart Scott
— August 17, 2018

How to Use AWS CLI

What is AWS CLI? | The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is for managing your AWS services from a terminal session on your own client, allowing you to control and configure multiple AWS services. If you’ve been using AWS for awhile and finally feel comfortable clicking your way thro...

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Thomas Mitchell
— July 14, 2017

How I Prepared for the 70-533 Azure Exam

I have been an IT Professional for over two decades.  In that time, I have seen and experienced many changes in the IT landscape. Such changes included the move away from Novell to a fledgling company called Microsoft, the shift to something called Active Directory, and the explosion of...

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Chandan Patra
— June 11, 2019

Amazon DynamoDB: 10 Things You Should Know

Amazon DynamoDB is a managed NoSQL service with strong consistency and predictable performance that shields users from the complexities of manual setup. Whether or not you've actually used a NoSQL data store yourself, it's probably a good idea to make sure you fully understand the key ...

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